Cumberland County Crime Forum to be Held on August 19

VINELAND - Cumberland County Freeholder Joe Derella will address crime in the county with other community leaders at a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, August 19th at 6 p.m.
"As the liaison on the Department of Public Safety, as well as the Director of the Freeholder Board, I believe that it is incumbent upon all of us to be part of the solution," said Derella. "Cumberland County is a wonderful place to live and we enjoy an exceptional quality of life. With that said, we also must recognize that we are not without our challenges. "This forum is designed to bring talented people around the table and focus on programs that are working and to develop new initiatives that will serve as the catalyst to decrease crime. "We encourage and hope that the residents of our county will attend and participate in this discussion."
Leaders representing government, community, education, law enforcement, faith-based, and non-profit organizations have been invited to the roundtable discussion. Experts in these areas will examine the issues, share ideas, and begin to create a goals and objectives to address crime in Cumberland County.
"We want to take a proactive approach to address the challenges and identify opportunities where we can implement innovative practices as used by other agencies and organizations that have decreased crime and increased communication with public officials and law enforcement in their communities," said Derella. "Everyone is welcome to attend."
The event will be held at the Luciano Center for Public Service and Leadership at the Luciano Family Center for Public Service and Leadership at Cumberland County College. For further information or to confirm attendance, contact the Office of the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders at 856.453.2125.

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